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Today In History

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            Here is what happened on Sunday - September 24th...
            It is day 267 of the year 2017, and there are 98 days left...

      Famous People Born On This Day In History...

            1870,Georges Claude, inventor of the neon light.
     Today, this person is/would be 147 years old.
            1936,Jim Hensen, who made Kermit & Miss Piggy what they are today.
     Today, this person is/would be 81 years old.

      Events On This Day In History...

            1845,First baseball team is organized.
            1852,A new invention, the dirigible, (a blimp) is demonstrated.
            1853,First round-the-world trip by yacht (Cornelius Vanderbilt.)
            1869,Black Friday: crashing gold prices causes stock market panic.
            1895,First round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle -- (took 15 months.)
            1954,"The Tonight Show" premieres.
            1960,First atomic aircraft carrier, the "Enterprise", is launched.
            1984,A world record is set, for the longest kiss. (17 days, 10.5 hours) Pucker Up!

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